Charity fundraising appeal for new kitchen
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A former volunteer at a winter night shelter is helping the same charity to raise thousands of pounds for a new kitchen.
Bobbette Watson became aware of the Ilford Salvation Army’s work when she and eight others volunteered at its shelter, in Clements Road.
Through her role as a workplace and community liaison co-ordinator for VolkerFitzpatrick, Bobbette is calling on the public to help the charity raise £65,000.
VolkerFitzpatrick is the company working on the Crossrail Ilford Yard stabling project.
Bobbette said: “Last January, nine members of staff volunteered to do weekly shifts at the centre and initiated donations of food, clothing and toiletries to support the guests.
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“While volunteering, we realised the Salvation Army is an integral part of the community, offering many services that support in a variety of ways.
“However, it was evident that the kitchen facilities were not fit for purpose being very cramped, with inadequate amenities.
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“I wanted to support them in this venture.”
VolkerFitzpatrick has donated £1,000 and sub-contractor Stokes Associates £500.
Bobbette is calling on Redbridge businesses to get involved.
Residents can donate by visiting justgiving.com/ilfordsakitchen.